Not to be outdone with Samsung’s bold goal of shipping 500 million handsets this year, fellow South Korean conglomerate, LG, is announcing that it aims to sell 75 million handsets in 2013. Although 75 million is a far cry from 500 million, it is not bad for a goal, considering that the mobile market is dominated by Apple and Samsung. LG says that of the 75 million, 45 million of them will be smartphones, and the rest of the 30 million will be budget and feature handsets.
Speaking to the Korea Times, an LG senior executive also confirmed that the company will launch a slew of new Optimus devices this year, as well as smartphones running Windows Phone 8. “This year won’t be as bullish for LG as last year. But LG’s Optimus G and Nexus 4 impressed some major carriers and consumers. Because our budget Optimus smartphones are receiving lots of attention, we are confident to get our phone business on a rising track this year,” the executive told the Korean news publication.